15 Day Russia & Baltics

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Aug 31  (Sold Out) $3949* $3059
Sep 07  (Sold Out) $3749* $3059
Sep 14  (Sold Out) $3729* $3059
Sep 28  (Sold Out) $3659* $3059

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This program is moderately active and over various surfaces. The pacing is moderate as numerous sites are included. Walking tours will cover uneven surfaces like cobbled streets and some slopes.

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This itinerary is performed by a local tour company. It is not an exclusive tour and therefore you may be with passengers from other tour companies; signage may display the local tour company name, but will have your name; tour guides and vehicles may change throughout your tour, and your tour documents/vouchers may be requested to exchange for local bus/theater/hotel/flight/ferry tickets. Luggage tags or name badges are not provided.

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Russia
Depart for Russia

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Moscow
Arrive in Moscow, fabled capital of Russia; transfer to your hotel. Time to rest and relax, or begin your independent discovery of this fascinating city. Tonight, a briefing by your Tour Manager on the journey that awaits you in Russia & Baltics, followed by a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers
Overnight: Moscow
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Moscow City Tour
This morning, tour Moscow, one of the largest cities in the world and the symbolic heart and soul of the country. Begin at Red Square, dominated by St. Basil's Cathedral and the massive red walls of the Kremlin. Visit the Armory Museum, Moscow University and the popular Arbat shopping district. Drive on wide boulevards and stroll through GUM, the largest Russian department store. Balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Moscow
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - Sergiev Posad
Today travel North of Moscow, to the small town of Sergiev Posad. Founded in the 14th century and renowned as center of ancient Russian art and Architecture. For centuries it served as place for pilgrimage and the religious capital of Russia. Within the old walled city admire the fairy-tale golden and blue domes of the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra, one of the most beautiful of all monasteries. After lunch at a popular restaurant, return to Moscow, to spend the rest of the day at leisure. Do not miss this evening’s optional tour of Metro & Red Square by Night. You will see some of the most beautiful stations decorated with marble, brightly colored stained glass, mosaics and chandeliers. Later stroll in Red Square, passing the tomb of Lenin and St. Basil’s Cathedral
Optional: Metro & Red Square by Night
Overnight: Moscow
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5, Monday - High Speed Train to St. Petersburg
This morning, enjoy some leisure time on your own before transferring to the rail station for your high speed train to St. Petersburg. Upon arrival in St. Petersburg transfer to the hotel for Dinner and overnight. In the evening, a chance to attend the optional Russian Folklore Evening. The show includes dances, songs, instruments and costumes from around Russia, during the intermission canapés, Russian champagne and vodka are sampled
Optional: Russian Folklore evening
Overnight: St. Petersburg
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Tuesday - St. Petersburg City Tour
This morning, tour St. Petersburg, the former capital of the Romanov Czars, and today Russia's second largest city, after Moscow. Visit Palace Square with the Winter Palace, Senate Square with the monument to Russian Emperor Peter the Great, St. Isaac’s Square with St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Smolny Cathedral, Cruiser Aurora, Field of Mars, and Nevsky Prospect. Visit Peter and Paul Fortress, which houses the crypts of several Russian Czars. Next, visit Peter and Paul Cathedral, which towers in the center of the fortress served as the burial place for Russian Emperors from Peter the Great to Nicholas II. This evening is at leisure or join the optional Evening Canal Cruise
Optional: Evening Canal Cruise
Overnight: St. Petersburg
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Wednesday - Visit to the Hermitage Museum
This morning, visit St. Petersburg's most famous museum, the Hermitage, home to one of the largest and richest collections of Western art in the world. Originally the personal gallery of Catherine the Great, the museum's vast collection, which spans six buildings (the most famous being the Winter Palace) now houses priceless works by artists such as Michelangelo, da Vinci, Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet, and many others. The works of art are displayed amid the fittingly opulent architectural design of the museum. Afternoon is at leisure or join the optional tour to Peterhof Summer Palace. Visit the Palace famed for its extensive gardens, terraces of gilded statues and fountain cascades on the Gulf of Finland. Relax and enjoy the elegant atmosphere of these baroque gardens and palaces. Tonight, dinner is at the hotel
Optional: Peterhof Tour
Overnight: St. Petersburg
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Thursday - Travel to Tallinn
This morning, cross the border at Narva and drive to Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, situated on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland. Tallinn is filled with typical narrow medieval streets, towers and Gothic churches
Overnight: Tallinn
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Friday - Tallinn City Tour, Travel to Riga
Morning tour of Tallinn, starting with a bus drive along the park of Kadriorg, commissioned by Peter the Great, the Song Festival grounds, and the ruins of the 15th-century Brigit's convent in Pirita. Then, continue on a walking tour of the old town, including visit to the Toompea Castle, the 14th-century Gothic Town Hall, and to the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. In the afternoon drive to Riga, capital of the Latvian Republic, situated at the mouth of the Dougava River
Overnight: Riga
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Saturday - Riga City Tour
This morning, a tour of Riga features the city's architecture encompassing Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Neoclassical facades. View Riga Castle, St. Jacob's Cathedral and the Liberty Monument. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure or, participate in the optional tour to the open-air Ethnographic Museum* that depicts 18th century farm life. The over 72 historic structures recreate a proper village preserved from this era. Costumed actors show daily life from bygone days along with music and dance while craftsmen demonstrate various tasks - you'll feel as if you've gone back in time
*Please note: Open-Air Ethnographic Museum will not operate on SEP 28 departure Optional: Open-Air Ethnographic Museum
Overnight: Riga
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Sunday - Scenic Drive to Vilnius
Depart Riga for Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, enjoying the scenic countryside along the way. The remainder of the day is at leisure in Vilnius. Then, a riveting optional tour to the infamous KGB Museum, located in the heart of Vilnius, used as a top security prison from 1940 to 1989. the extensive photo exhibits and intact secret KGB spying equipment aids you in envisioning imprisonment in these cold, damp and narrow cells. For Lithuanians, this museum symbolizes the 50-year Soviet occupation, site of the Gestapo headquarters and later the control of the KGB. Tonight, dinner is at the hotel
Optional: KGB Museum
Overnight: Vilnius
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12, Monday - Vilnius City Tour
A morning tour of Vilnius includes a visit to St. Peter and Paul Church and to the St. Anna's Church. View Vilnius University, Gediminas Tower and Vilnius Castle in the Upper Town. Spend the afternoon at leisure or join the optional tour to Trakai Castle*. It is one of the most photographed places in Europe. This historic and world-famous Gothic Palace was built by Lithuanian Dukes and once served as their residence. Time to stroll the grounds and visit the Palace Museum to see the extensive display of medieval exhibits before returning to Vilnius
*Please note: Excursion to Trakai Castle will not operate on SEP 28 departure Optional: Excursion to Trakai Castle
Overnight: Vilnius
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13, Tuesday - Scenic Drive to Warsaw
Today, depart Lithuania and cross the border into Poland. Continue to Warsaw and spend the Balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Warsaw
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14, Wednesday - City Tour of Warsaw
Enjoy a morning tour of Warsaw. Drive along the Royal route, from the magnificent Castle Square to Lazienki Park with its Palace, summer residence of the last King of Poland. Pass by the Palace of Science and Culture, the Saxon Gardens, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto and the Barbican. Continue with a walking tour of the Old Town, the Old Market Square, and St. John's Cathedral. This afternoon join the optional tour to Wilanow Palace. This splendid baroque palace, as impressive as Versailles, was built in the late 17th century as a summer residence for the King Jan Sobieski III and owned later by most important Polish noble families. Later, do not miss the optional Chopin piano recital, performed in a setting fit for a king. A glass of champagne is served during intermission
Optional: Wilanow Palace
Optional: Chopin Concert
Overnight: Warsaw
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 15, Thursday - Depart Poland
Transfer to the Warsaw airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Optional Tours

No visit of Moscow is complete without a tour of its elegant Subway Stations! We will show you some of the most beautiful stations decorated with marble, brightly colored stained glass, mosaics and chandeliers. Later stroll in Red Square, passing the tomb of Lenin and St. Basil’s Cathedral.

Departs at 8:30 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 1.5 hours.

Day #4 01 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $39.00
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A chance to attend one of the best Russian Folklore programs in St. Petersburg. The show includes dances, songs, instruments and costumes from around Russia, during the intermission canapés, Russian champagne and vodka are sampled. Memorable experience!

Departs at 8:15 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 1.25 hours.

Day #5 01 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $83.00
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An evening cruise through the canals and River Neva transforms the city into a magical place that has inspired generations of artists. You will be offered champagne, caviar and vodka on board. Enjoy the sights of this classical city from a different perspective.

Departs at 8:30 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 1 hour.

Day #6 01 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $68.00
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The former summer Residence of Czar Peter the Great was his Russian recreation of Versailles. It is famed for its palaces, extensive gardens, terraces of gilded statues and fountain cascades on the Gulf of Finland. Relax and enjoy the elegant atmosphere of these baroque gardens and palaces on your visit.

Departs at 2:00 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #7 01 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $68.00
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Visit the open-air Ethnographic Museum that depicts 18th century farm life. This unique museum is set on 100 hectares of land on the outskirts of Riga, in a pine forest on the banks of the Jugla Lake. The over 72 historic structures including farmhouses, windmills, fishing villages, churches and other historic structures have been rebuilt and preserved here to re-create a proper village preserved from this era. Costumed actors show daily life from bygone days along with music and dance and craftsmen demonstrate various tasks -- you’ll feel as if you’ve gone back in time.

Departs at 2:00 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

Day #10 01 Apr 2017 - 30 Sep 2017 $39.00
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Begin your sightseeing of Vilnius with a riveting visit to the infamous KGB Museum, located in the heart of Vilnius, used as a top security prison from 1940 to 1989. The extensive photo exhibits and intact secret KGB spying equipment aids you in envisioning imprisonment in these cold, damp and narrow cells. For Lithuanians, this museum symbolizes the 50-year Soviet occupation, site of the Gestapo headquarters and later the control of the KGB.

Departs at 3:00 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #11 05 Jun 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $27.00
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Afternoon tour to red brick Trakai Castle on Galve Lake, regally standing on an island by itself completely surrounded by water. This is truly such a beautiful sight and one you’ll always remember. The castle is furnished with an excellent collections of armor, furniture and decorative objects. Keep your camera ready -- Trakai Castle is one of the most photographed places in Europe. This historic and world-famous Gothic Palace was built by Lithuanian Dukes and once served as their residence. Time to stroll the grounds and visit the Palace Museum to see the extensive display of medieval exhibits before returning to Vilnius.

Departs at 2:00 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #12 01 Apr 2017 - 30 Sep 2017 $45.00
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It was the genius of Frederic Chopin that made Poland's music world famous. The Mazurkas, Etudes, Polonaises and Scherzos became a test and measure of any pianist's talent. Enjoy a Chopin piano recital, performed just for you in a setting fit for a king. A glass of champagne is served during intermission.

Departs at 6:20 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #14 01 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $60.00
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This splendid baroque palace, as impressive as Versailles, was built in the late 17th century as a summer residence for King Jan Sobieski III and owned later by very important Polish noble families. The main building, consisting of 3 wings, housed the oldest museum established in Poland in 1805 to preserve the memory of the Sobieski family and represent spectacular national history moments of the time, including the Battle of Vienna in 1683 against the Ottoman Empire. The residence complex extended by large gardens and lake-side promenade, fortunately avoided deeper destruction in 1939-1945. After detailed renovations in 2010 and 2011, Wilanow Palace presents its valuable collection of royal furniture, portraits and china.

Departs at 2:00 pm. Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #14 01 Apr 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $45.00
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